Posts Tagged 'autumn'



Garden Update

Garden Haul
There really isn’t anything new or exciting to mention in regards to the garden. Lots and lots of beans. Peppers. A few radishes. A few tomatoes.

Garden Girl.
Sometimes, I fear my outfit posts are a little deceptive. I tend to take photos when I get dolled up (which is when I go into town or just feel like fancying up my day a little—and have the time and energy to do so.) This is closer to what I look like most days. Jeans and a t-shirt. Hair up and frizzing out like crazy. Glasses on. Bean leaves embellishing my shirt. Muddy boots. Sporting really poor posture. Exhausted but content. Same old, same old.

Corn
Corn
Corn
We bought about 100 ears of corn and did that up for freezing on Friday night.

Mum
All the mums around here are looking lovely. I must say, they are quickly becoming a favorite flower of mine.

What have you been growing?

(Head over to Homesprout to see what others are hauling from their garden! Or add your photo to the flickr pool to join in.)

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Gratitude Sunday


I feel like I am getting back to the regular blogging swing now. I have some posts planned (mostly old ones I never got around to sharing.) I’m finding blogging is beneficial to me. I really appreciate being able to let go of all this here, put it out there, share it. And the icing on the cake? That a handful of folks are actually interested in reading my ramblings and seeing my photos. Thank you.

Speaking of appreciation:

I recently came across Gratitude Sunday and decided to participate. It’s easy to focus on the negative. But really, I (and many of us—if you can read this, if you have access to a luxury like a computer and internet connection, you’re better off than many folks in the world) are lucky creatures. I need to realize this more, acknowledge it more.

We have been going through a lot in this house lately. It seems each of us is fighting a personal battle and then on top of that, a couple weeks ago, we got word that our lives would change and our security here was put into question. We are heading into new waters: it might be rough or it might be smooth sailing. But we’ve got each other. This little unit of five. Always.

I need to start focusing on all I have to be grateful for. This weekly recognition and declaration of gratitude here could help.

This week I am grateful for:

-A successful garden and a freezer packed with food. (We are actually on the lookout for second cheap/used chest freezer.)



-Tasty (homegrown) dinners. Especially when eaten outside. (Roasted green beans and onions, sauteed zucchini and summer squash, beets, and fresh ginger tea.)

-Music. I know that a pretty broad thing but it’s so important to me. There is little else that makes me feel safe and sound than getting lost in some tunes. (Most recent find: Of Monsters and Men)

Autumn
-To live in a four seasons clime. (That is on the cusp of my favorite season of all.)

-Receiving hugs. Lots and lots of them. (Especially when the hugger doesn’t mind dropping what they are doing to give one.)

Barn
-Remembering my family’s past here and hoping for it’s future.

Texture
-Textures and light.

What are YOU grateful for this week?

Bench Monday

11.2 Bench Monday
Happy Bench Monday.
Happy November.
Happy giveaway coming tomorrow.

Farewell, October.

Farewell, October.
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.
-Carol Bishop Hipps
Le Pigeon
Dear October,
You’ve been lovely.
Thank you.
-Liesl
October.
(And happiest of Halloweens to you all.)

Happiness Is…

Glow.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
-George Eliot
Beam.
I really, really enjoyed the 30 Days of Happiness project and have been a little sad that it’s over. It really taught me to appreciate more the simple things around me, to acknowledge what makes me happy and give it credit. I’ve mentioned before here on my blog that I deal with depression. This meant I was very hesitant when I started this project because I had no idea how I would keep the happiness momentum going for a full 30 days. Anyone with depression will tell you how hard it is to see any light when the darkness descends. I’ll admit there were days when I didn’t have the energy to find as much beauty and light as I would have liked to–but I still tried my best. In the end this Happiness Project was more beneficial then I realized.
Shelter.
So, I’ve decided to continue this project just a little different. The postings will be every once in a while (as in, whenever I feel like it, whenever I need a little pick-me-up) and be titled ‘Happiness Is…’
Caught.
So, Happiness is… the beauty of the Japanese maple outside the front door. It’s all the more special because it’s a tree my Grandfather planted. He passed away before I was born but even though I never officially met him, he lives on in me through stories and his presence is felt in things like this tree.
Fringe.
Today, as I do every year, I press some of these leaves to keep in a box as a reminder that this beauty always returns.
Maple.
Feel free to do some ‘Happiness Is…’ posts yourself–whenever you find something that makes you happy, meditate on this happiness, soak it up like sun beams and then share it with us. You’d be surprised how your light can warm someone’s day.
10.26 Bench Monday
And Happy Bench Monday.


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